I am trying to deploy contract on ropston testnet. I have created an account through truffle console and got three test ethers from https://faucet.bitfwd.xyz/. I have confirmed that my account has three ethers from this https://ropsten.etherscan.io/. But when I check balance from truffle console it always says zero. Although my node is synced.

web3.eth.getBalance('0x06ac473de96986b20b37f13ca311d07c0875e49b') BigNumber { s: 1, e: 0, c: [ 0 ] } here is screenshot of https://ropsten.etherscan.io/ which clearly shows it has three ethers.

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When I do truffle migrate I get following error. enter image description here

Please help my finding where mistakes occur. Thanks in advance :)


Here is my truffle.js

module.exports = { networks: { development: { host: '', port: 8545, network_id: '*', gas: 470000 } }


2 Answers 2


Are you sure truffle migrate tries to migrate to ropsten ( with an e) ? It says "using network development" in your screenshot. You should have ropsten declared as a network in your truffle.js.

So: Please check wether you a) are checking your balance on ropsten via truffle console, and b) wether you are actually trying to migrate to ropsten.

Edit: I added Ropsten like this into my truffle.js :

ropsten:  {
     network_id: 3,
     host: "localhost",
     port:  8545,
     gas:   450000

Then migrate via truffle migrate --network ropsten

Regarding the balance, please check Why the balance that I see in the Ropsten isn't reflected in Truffle console? and make sure you really are in sync.

  • i have added truffle.js in edit. please have a look at question again Commented Feb 14, 2018 at 12:08
  • my rpc localhost server is running on portno. 8545 Commented Feb 14, 2018 at 12:15

Ropsten is deprecated by 5 Oct. 2022 and i don't think there is any validators left to manage your transactions.

Try using Goerli testnet instead.

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